Police Dispatcher

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Police Dept.
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 11, 2023
Full time Law Enforcement

Job Description

Job description
Why UT Southwestern? With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued patients and employees. With over 20,000 employees, we are committed to continuing our growth with the best professionals in the healthcare industry. We invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.
Job Summary
UT Southwestern Medical Center is currently seeking Police Dispatchers in Dallas, Tx. In this important role, you will serve as a vital connection between law enforcement personnel and the UTSW community, contributing significantly to public safety and coordinating emergency response efforts. Your exceptional communication skills and ability to remain composed under pressure will be crucial in efficiently dispatching resources and delivering precise information to field officers. By becoming a telecommunication in our police department, you will have opportunities for professional advancement within the department, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to advance their careers in public security and safety.
Join the UT Southwestern police department today to get started on a journey of growth in your security career. The entry-level starting salary is $46,010. The step at six years is $59,651. In addition, shift differential pay plus weekend and holiday pay is offered.
Experience and Education • High school graduate or equivalent, one year experience in customer service or related field, and a Basic Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Telecommunications Operator license or is qualified to acquire a basic license required. • Applicants must also successfully complete a Public-Safety Telecommunication (PST) Test. • The recommended testing is the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA) Public Safety Telecommunication Test or CritiCall. • This testing will be administered by the Police Department. • All offers of employment are contingent upon a verified negative drug screen.
Job Duties
Answers emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Receives and records information, and requests for police/security services in a computerized database. • Dispatches field personnel according to need and priority of the request for service. • Transmits and receives radio calls from field units via two-way radio. The ability to speak concisely and distinctly. • Coordinate and maintain effective communications between field units and neighboring law enforcement agencies. • Uses a computer aided dispatch system to enter, research, and retrieve information. • Monitor closed circuit television, security, fire and radiological related alarm systems. • React calmly, quickly and decisively in emergency situations to obtain, summarize and relay information both orally and in written form. • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions. • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks, working under stressful conditions. • Activations of emergency procedures for evacuations or similar emergencies. • Operation of specialized communication networking computer terminal to access confidential and restricted law enforcement information. • Compile information from different sources to develop a daily briefing or a log which provides information to assist in the daily operations of the agency. • Monitors multiple radiation sources. • Monitors and operates complex access control system. • Defacto emergency management coordinator during after hours critical incidents.
To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.